Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

14 recent ratings
$$$$ • Asian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Beer, Burgers, Cider, Cocktails, Dessert, Salad, Tacos
100% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
2345 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, HI 96761

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Celiac

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Fish tacos are GF as is. One visit the server said the fries have their own fryer, the next visit the server said not GF due to cross contamination. I’m pretty happy with fish tacos and a Mai tai

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was knowledgeable about the GF options and double checked with kitchen for my options. I got the fish tacos and had no issues! I got a lilikoi mocktakl as well that was delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the lobster deviled eggs, Caesar salad and fish tacos without the sauce with a mai tai. Everything was yummy and gluten free.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Dessert
  • Salad
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Macadamia crusted fish (poke tacos not gf)
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Not celiac

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Items aren’t marked gluten free on the menu, but thanks to this app, I went into it wanting the fish tacos with mole sauce. Our waitress confirmed it was gluten free. The fish tacos were great. I also ordered the broccoli which was really good too. Planning to go back again this week for the same meal!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the fish tacos and they were delicious! Kamalei was our server and she was fabulous. She knew exactly what my options were and when another server brought out our food he specified “prepared for celiac” which I really appreciated!

Not many options, but the fish tacos were delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Had no issues

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Limited GF options, but the kale salad and mai tai were very tasty!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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We had a great experience! I led by telling my waiter that I had food allergies and safely had a vodka cranberry and burger patty. I avoided the fries because they do not have a dedicated fryer. The atmosphere made it really worth it to join my family at this restaurant!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service. They took precautions to make sure my meal was safe. The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination. Cooked my meal in a clean skillet with dedicated utensils . The macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi was amazing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food, limited menu, amazing macadamia crusted fish! Menu is not marked but server and host were knowledgeable and I had no issues afterwards.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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We have eaten here a few times and they took care of us. My Nima tested safe on the fish tacos.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gluten free fish tacos! The waiter was great and confirmed what is gluten free, and will mark that you have celiac on the order. Best fish tacos I've ever had!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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One more vote for the fish tacos. They were knowledgeable and confident.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Had the seafood special. Great atmosphere, recommend.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No separate frier but I had the night’s fish special and it was delish.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very friendly staff. Some gluten free options. The fries are not gluten free. But they have gluten free tacos. The staff seemed knowledgeable

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Previous review said they would cook fries separately. Nope. They will not serve you fries if you tell them you have Celiac! Thank goodness! I had the burger, no bun. No issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They can make their fries in a separate fried and gave me my burger without a bun. Great mai tais too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lovely, knowledgeable staff, delicious food. Definitely not dedicated gf, but I was able to eat! Got Brussels sprouts and fish sandwich with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun and both tested find on my Nima sensor.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff was well informed on GF options. I felt safe eating the food and was not sick afterwards.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not so great. Grilled mahi mahi on the side of avocado and cucumber salad passed my nima test and was nicely pan grilled if there is such a thing. However the fish tacos which were promised to be GF did not pass and gluten was found. Unfortunately, by that time the kitchen was closed so we had to share the salad and one piece of fish and went without one of our dinners.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I’m here right now and don’t understand the previous reviews as they tell me their fryer is NOT dedicated, and the only gf thing they have is fish tacos and chicken wings but they (wings) are spicy.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried to have lunch here on our vacation. We were encouraged by the positive reviews but disappointed in the menu options and lack of knowledge of gluten issues from the hostess and waitress. Seems the only options were fish tacos (available gluten free just about everywhere) and a salad of sorts with a $14 added fish option. We left and went to the Hula Grill next door where we have eaten countless times with no gluten issues and with better options. Monkey Pod is way over-rated in this diner's opinion. I give it 3 stars because it does have some gluten free options but only three due to the limited choices and lack of knowledge of the staff we encountered.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent fish tacos! Menu isn’t marked with gf but staff knowledgeable and very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great fish tacos! Awesome vibe and location!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place had delightful fish tacos! The fish was zesty and mouth-watering. We could tell they put a lot of effort in it. This is good for people who enjoy fresh, yummy dishes. Highly recommended for a nice dinner out.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They didn't have a physical gf menu, but they told me that the fish tacos and salads we're gluten free. It was a little pricey at $20-30 an entree. I had the fish tacos and they were good. They did ask if I was celiac, and took extra precautions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Not a ton of gluten free options, but the waitstaff was very accommodating both times we went. I have Celiac and did not get sick either time, and I loved the fish tacos!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My wife is celiac and I’m the supportive husband. It was her first time eating fish tacos and she loved them! Fresh fish makes all the difference. The staff was very knowledge about their menu and made great recommendations for her. Cool little joint.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wow! I was blown away by this place! They do not have a GF menu but their staff was very knowledgeable about what items contained gluten & what they didn't know they went to ask the chef. The food was tasty & their Mai Tai's are supreme (voted best on island for past 5 years)!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Fish tacos were great. Server’s knowledge about Celiac iffy. She told me explicitly that the fries were GF but when I questioned her about whether they had a dedicated fryer she had to ask the kitchen and it turned out they only have one fryer.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No actual gluten-free menu, but pretty knowledgeable staff. Had the fish tacos one day and the lobster deviled eggs another. Unfortunately, the poke (and many sauces marinades) are made with regular soy sauce, so not an option. The salads sound good, as do several of the other entrees. And great happy hour...definitely planning to return again during my trip!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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